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call barack obama and mitt romney make their laws gods leave for votes in the final hours of the presidential race r t how is the debate with the alternative candidates voices have gone largely encouraged in the campaign. polling problems caused by last week's superstorm sandy lead to the widespread use of online voting cyber security experts warn it could result in ford could swing such a tight race. and so we look at how the outcome of the election could affect the course of america's foreign affairs and its relations with the rest of the world.
you're watching r t a live from moscow we start off with our breaking news this hour russia's president vladimir putin has said to the country's defense minister putin says the move was triggered by recent corruption scandal around the ministry and on the need for their investigation and not their leader said to go also has been replaced with the governor of the mosque region stay with us for a live report from our correspondent on these changes later this hour. as large as the u.s. begin to voice their choice at the ballot boxes for the brothel baumol mitt romney ababa oysters have gone almost on her during the campaign for the white house a step forward are providing the stage for them in our washington studio. the notion that we've been a country that stood up to the bully as opposed to being a bully it's
a growing police state quite obviously we can end the failed racist war on drugs downsize the military and the drone wars bring the troops home let's stop with our military interventions let's get out of afghanistan to morrow thirty thousand drones flying over the united states what are they flying over the united states in the unemployment and jumpstart the green economy that spells an end to climate change and makes wars for oil obsolete. it's often been argued that although direct rivals obama and romney tend to same from the same song sheet on many issues and she can now takes a look at just how different the third party candidates message is. we listen to presidential candidates who know very well you know perfectly well that they don't stand a chance to win this election but they screw their hats in the ring because they claim the two parties were public and democratic have conspired to leave americans
with no choice or with an illusion of choice as they say joel stein from the green party and gary johnson from the libertarian party debated in our studio this monday night but it was not a debate simply against the two party system listening to how these alternative candidates argued on the economy you could see how dramatically opposite their views are on the subject was a heated debate on the role of the government the libertarian candidate for instance was arguing that the u.s. should get rid of all taxes except the federal consumption tax the green party candidate argue the opposite of course but on foreign policy they demonstrated a similar view both against military interventions by the united states both offering views distinctly alternative to those of romney and barack obama we deserve a foreign policy based on international law human rights and diplomacy unfortunately we currently have an international policy based on wars for oil and the use of
brute military force as a tool of foreign policy we're funding the syrian insurgents a quarter of the syrian insurgents are just hottest did we not learn our lessons when it came to afghanistan and the fact that we bankrolled osama bin laden and how did that turn out look there are unintended consequences to our military interventions always worse than better as far as the electoral system is actually quite difficult for an independent candidate to get on the ballot in the us something that our jill stein talk about campaign financing is becoming a huge issue here especially with the supreme court ruling which now allows corporations to funnel as much money as they want into political campaigns which makes it virtually impossible. for someone without the backing of the big party to win an election the new cycle here in america is internally focused on the two parties americans know very little if anything about alternative candidates when
green party's jill stein was arrested protesting outside the place where president obama and mitt romney debated in mid october it went completely ignored by the media here both parties were probably going to democratic or you believe fear that is third party candidate could become a spoiler in the election for example in the year two thousand independent candidate ralph nader was seen as a spoiler who contributed to the victory of george w. bush so it seems the party's solution is to black out alternative voices and to convince the american people that they have no other choice but barack obama and mitt romney and the mainstream media here are very much part of that black card you can watch the full version of the debate between third party candidates jill stein and gary johnson on our website at r t dot com now peter lindsay who is running for the u.s. presidency as a candidate for the party for socialism and that liberation says that her aim is to give voters an alternative that's not influenced by corporate finance who are running to expose the elections and to give voters an alternative to talk about how
you know from our perspective changes never come from the elections never come from the politicians change comes from building the movement in the two party system is really just a form of class rule you know it's a way for the one percent to exercise their almost unlimited domination of the political and economic system in this country you know obama and romney are spending like two point five billion dollars which first off what a tremendous waste you know i've been in new york doing relief work for hurricane sandy you know there are forty thousand people who become homeless as a result of this hurricane what could those people do with a two point five billion dollars you know why are we using it to build housing instead but you know the corporations given this money you know you don't get that kind of money without the support of the big banks and corporations to ensure that their interests are present in the elections you know and so that regardless of whether it's a democrat who wins or republican who wins it's the corporations who when it's the banks who when it's the people who lose. even before it's begun verging on election day already faces disruption jitter the devastating storm that tore through america's east coast and some measures introduced to avoid those breakdowns threaten the transparency of the process as artie's marina but now i reports from
new york. for the first time in history americans are embracing election day in the shadow of a deadly super storm that left behind a trail of devastation and voting disruptions here in new york city sixty polling sites have been relocated due to the unprecedented damage caused by sandy just one week ago city officials say military trucks will also be used as makeshift polling stations in areas still without electricity this is of course to ensure that citizens were all be able to cast their votes in their writing jersey millions are being allowed to cast their ballot by fax mail or online the last minute decision was made after a reported two hundred fifty polling sites in the garden state were damaged by last week's superstorm now as government officials along the east coast are scrambling to ensure that millions are not disenfranchised from the presidential election
cyber security experts warn them online voting can't be there are five secure and this could lead to a disaster in a close race such as the one between barack obama and mitt romney several computer scientists and cryptologists say weaknesses in u.s. cyber security leaves room for online votes to be intercepted changed or deleted but even before sandy became the us political game changer of twenty twelve america's election system was still considered controversial archies honest. explains you elected me to tell you the truth honesty is the best policy maybe not in u.s. elections two words to fly and why people hate america double standard on everything in this presidential election season these two words are back in full swing the basic definition of a double standard is a rule or principle unfairly applied in different ways to different people or
groups let's find out if this is relevant to the us elections. from questionable voter id regulations to shorten to early voting time slots to gerrymandering rejoicing congressional district lines to favor certain party laws affecting voters rights are passed left and right and vary state by state you have an error. this video shows how easy it is to attempt to steal attorney general eric holder's vote when an idea is not required a chicago id. yet places the do ask for government issued photo id can effect over ten percent of americans that simply don't have one there is an attempt to prevent large numbers of people from actually exercising the ballot election monitors usually serve the purpose of keeping track of and discrepancies and while the us likes to keep a close eye on the way elections are handled abroad even the carter center which grows a rod and does the great we're monitoring elections. refuses to monitor us elections
on the grounds. basic standards of integrity when election ideals are not met elsewhere criticism runs rampant elections in venezuela elections in iran elections in russia. the press will go to town on any sign that the outcome was fixed and while nitpicking abroad is all the rage the elephant in the room remains unnoticed at home policymakers and to a great extent our media and and trickle down to the american people have literally the literally think that the rest of the world is stupid that they don't see it that everybody naturally house to admit you know admire us that we're great and it's not the case well obvious flaws are met with a deaf ear and here in and year out a flawed election process continues to be the first vote cast in the us and if the party new york. who has voted into the white house will inevitably affect the
country's relations with the rest of the world included and while the full preview . years of barack obama gives a fair idea of america's foreign course if he retains power victory for mitt romney could present plenty of surprises artie's alessia the chef skill look said what the globe should expect if the republicans elected. if mitt romney wanted to make friends across the atlantic during his summer tour he certainly failed first he doubted grittiness preparations for the olympics then he angered palestinians by calling jerusalem israel's capital even though washington does not recognize israel's annexation of its eastern lands romney has been bashing europe in his campaign back home but across the pond many have been thinking where they see really has a clue what was happening in the old world and some are even openly concerned about his potential when there is a fear of victory was here for the implementation of free market measures
particularly tax cuts which can only encourage governments like david cameron from britain to emulate what happens in america under a republican president that has been the pattern of the last three decades so i think people in britain would be scared of a romney victory china is also among those closely watching the republican candidates ties between the beijing and washington have already hit a low with the u.s. planning to relocate most of its naval force into the pacific but romney's even more combative stance is met with criticism in china namely his calls to step up weapons sales to taiwan and labeling china a currency manipulator all randomly has to do is declare trade war on china on a day on the first day it takes office relations with russia was a large chunk of romney's election campaign and that's where he also created some grounds for concern just like his republican predecessor in the presidential race john mccain romney has been expressing
a hard line if not hostile attitude towards moscow which made many in russia think that should he become the new u.s. leader the relations would be reset again but this time towards negativity president putin wrongly is branding of russia as the united states main geopolitical foe even prompted some rather sarcastic gratitude from russia's president. putin said it's thanks to romney that moscow understood its suspicions about the missile defense shield in europe were spot on if mr romney is elected it will be farcical see a trickle called war. where the romneys bid for presidency will be successful is yet to be determined but he's saber rattling towards russia and iran have already sparked comparisons with george w. bush's first term that proved to be the case that it's completely vague how romney would build transatlantic corp having made so many blunders already let's see russia reporting from moscow. we continue live coverage of the u.s.
presidential elections route the day plus plenty of expert opinion and analysis on ebay and online and on more news coming your way here on r.t. after a short break stay with us. of the six america votes for its next president. to take the wheel as the us drives into the future. get the news the mainstream missives with a close connection ridge to his election up close. and dotcom. usually the police and occupy protesters are like oil and water but in atlanta they've come together to save the house of a former detective jacqueline barber unfortunately ms barber lost a lot of money battling cancer and was facing eviction what she turned to occupy
homes for help so far she's managed to stay in her home despite it being sold out from under her feet but the main thing is that her fight to stay in her home has become like a bridge between two groups who are usually at each other's throats the police and occupiers the thing is that cruel economic practices can affect us all even retired police like ms barber i know there are some irresponsible people who buy things they can't pay for and here the police have to do something about them but they shouldn't throw you out of your home that you've paid for for years just for getting cancer no one should have to live with the constant fear that their home will be taken away after years and years of payment just because they got sick and america i thought we believed in private property not eternally renting from big banks but that's just my opinion.
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russia's president vladimir putin all the country's defense minister putin says the move was triggered by recent corruption scandal around the ministry live now to our tease you got a piece going up who's got a little bit more flaws and you've got us so what exactly is behind this high profile change. well it's believed to be suited to golf well you know a former defense minister thanks to give way to a high profile investigation around the keys. embezzlement around one hundred million dollars involving a company i feel you need the defense ministry investigators say they believe several of the ministry senior officials heavily invested in property which was then sold much below the market price and we also know that several people have been arrested already it's not clear at this point if himself is connected in any way with this case he was the minister of. russia's defense for the past
five years it was during the thirty's and before that this large reform off the russian armed forces started and it looks like now is going to be continued by who really showed himself to be quite successful when he headed to the emergencies ministry for over ten years up to the last point he was also the governor of the moscow region now this is all we know at this point this story is only unfolding but of course we'll bring you more information as it develops. certainly you got it going off our correspondent live from moscow will be looking out for that story with you. but as our is of deadly blast have had syria killing more than sixty people one explosion targeting syrian troops took place in the flashpoint come up province where i saw those attacks erupt through the capital damascus came in civilian life artie's middle east correspondent policia has more details. three
major attacks have taken place across syria on monday in the first a suicide car bomb that killed more than fifty syrian soldiers as well as pro-government gunmen now it happened in the central syrian province of hama and according to reports the attack was carried out by an al qaida inspired islamic militant group states also say that only two people were killed but we have no way of independently verifying this information there are suggestions that if these one ton of explosives was used in the attack in a separate incident in the capital city of damascus a blast there has killed several people and injured many more among them children it is thought that the cause of that attack was a car bomb and then also on monday eight bus to check also in damascus so five people killed three of them children as well as a woman there many bats in which there were traveling was hit by a mortar shell and that that caused this explosion now we do not know who is behind
these attacks that certainly in the past rebel groups have changed responsibility for similar such attacks what we have seen as monday a bloody day of violence in syria where the situation on the ground is intensifying one is waiting for you on a website of t.v. dot com including a warning sign in london as hundreds of members of the had hundred million on his side show to teach to the you pays governments mocking guy fawkes day with protests in the country's capital. class sells away at close call thought ugandan as now an israeli documentary reveals that television was all set with planning a strike on toronto back in twenty ten learn more at our t.v. dot com. the british prime minister has embarked on a low key arms tour to the middle east but as artie's party boy explains of both the leaves being chazen david cameron sails page raising mold in a few eyebrows. in the past the british prime minister has spoken about how
britain's interests line up holding the country's values but it was all interests and no talk of values this morning when david cameron touched down in dubai he's going to be trying to sell over one hundred. fighter jets to the leaders of the united arab emirates and saudi arabia that's despite concerns about person peddling fighter jets to regimes with questionable human rights records david cameron says he's happy to discuss human rights as well as lucrative bonds contracts with countries that he calls old partners but it looks like talk about human rights is familiar rhetoric to justify a long standing tradition of toys to less than squeaky clean gulf states sandhurst military academy behind me last year i accepted a three million pound donation from the kingdom of bahrain inside these gates
sandhurst offices train in the new bahrain sports hall even though the bahraini government launched a brutal crackdown against pro-democracy protesters last yeah scientist even said the bahraini government and flushing letter thanking them for their generosity the three million pound gift was oddly a break with tradition but it's possible a long standing relationship of reciprocal favors between the bahraini monarchy and strains within the british establishment so it looks like talk of british values is good p.r. when it comes to defending trade links and good relations with countries whose human rights records some would call into question. r t. and in just a couple of minutes we will be back with the latest edition of capital account stay with us for that.
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good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm lauren lyster here in washington d.c. and these are your headlines for monday november fifth two thousand and twelve bond speculators doubled their law exposure to u.s. ten year treasuries last week says reuters reporting the f.t.c. data while bloggers from zero hedge say this marks the highest position since march of two thousand and eight we'll hear from hedge fund portfolio advisor grant williams on what might be driving this move will also talk about what your view was elections zero and the fiscal cliff look like asia where he does his pondering most of the time and it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the you were asked and from the one point nine million reported homes and businesses still without power last night to reports of some arming themselves with bows and arrows to protect against the looting we're seeing widespread. urban devastation and what might this mean for rural renewal i'm
talking farmland we'll talk about it and on the big night forecasters strain to make correct calls so read the wall street journal headline about the new does business on us election night q election we're speed. which is just beginning. there it is more collateral damage negative real interest rate we'll explain let's get to today's capital account. what can i say the next president of the united states will inherit trillions of dollars and debts and unfunded liabilities and this is money already spent or
promised owed on things that no longer exist around expectations already priced in by the electorate as we have argued time and again on this show the country's public and private debt burden functions is a drag on economic growth when the money exchange for those liabilities is used for consumption or recklessly wasted on doomed investments and foolish ponzi schemes with this burden of the past on our shoulders we find it ever more difficult to soldier on into the uncertain future and joining me today though to help us navigate that future what it could look like and maybe make sense of this past is grant williams portfolio and strategy advisor for vote days investment management he's in san francisco but he's typically based in singapore so what can i say mr williams we're very happy here in the us of a to talk about all this it's good to be great so let's start with something that struck me in your recent news letter you said that you were speaking at a panel an investor asked you a question.